Drakenstein Stud’s red hot young stallion Philanthropist enjoyed a red letter weekend, with his progeny shining in graded races both locally and abroad.
Philanthropist’s lovely grey daughter, She’s A Giver, stamped herself as a classic prospect with a dominant performance in Saturday’s G3 HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Starling Stakes at Turffontein.
One of four graded winners for trainer Johan Janse Van Vuuren on the day, She’s A Giver simply outclassed her 15 rivals to score a three and a three quarter length win and she looks a really smart sort in the making.
“She’s A Giver is an exceptionally talented filly,” said Janse van Vuuren, “It was touch and go whether she was going to run. She spiked a temperature on Friday and I was on the phone to the vets until late.
“When I woke up this morning I was in two minds whether to run her or scratch her. I rung the vet, let it ring three times and hung up. She’s A Giver had eaten her breakfast and she was looking well, so we decided to keep her in.”
The Avontuur bred filly, who has now won two of just three outings, was a R550 000 buy from the 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.
She’s A Giver’s sire Philanthropist went very close to having an international graded double when his stakes winning daughter Hot Kiss was beaten a nose in Saturday’s G3 Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine.
Winner previously of the Trillium Stakes, it is surely only a matter of time before Hot Kiss lands a graded race!
A strapping son of Kris S, and from the same family as US legend Native Dancer, leading SA sire National Assembly, and former dual US champion sire What A Pleasure, Philanthropist’s first South African crop, now three, have made a huge impression already.
Not only is Philanthropist sire of the above mentioned She’s A Giver, but his first crop daughter Sail looks a major graded winner in waiting following her luckless second place finish in the recent G2 Choice Carriers Fillies Championship –and Sail looks a huge runner in the upcoming G1 WSB Cape Fillies Guineas.
This red hot young sire has five lots on offer at the upcoming CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 4 – inbred to Mr Prospector, this colt is out of a three time winning sister to Guineas winner Ice Wine and three parts sister to the graded stakes winner Rushing Wind and Nordic Breeze, and this also the family of former Zimbabwean star Yer-Maan
Lot 76 –inbred to the mighty mare Grey Flight, this colt (a half brother to a winner) is out of a winning half sister to four winners, and this is the same family as champion filly Culture Vulture, star milers Polish Precdent, Posse and Zilal, and the mighty Intikhab –sire of champion Snow Fairy
Lot 98 – a half sister to 2 winners, this filly hails from the great Let Kiss family, responsible for the likes of Leopard Strike, champion Kochka and graded winning fillies Cat And The Moon and Dash For Gretna
Lot 162 – a half sister to a winner, this filly is out of a stakes placed winner of six. Inbred to Mr Prospector, she is from the same female line as champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Meadow Star as well as 2016’s brilliant G1 Travers Stakes hero Arrogate
Lot 169 – inbred to the Derby winner and outstanding sire Roberto, this colt is out of a three time winning daughter of champion sire Captain Al and her third dam is none other than former G1 Golden Slipper winning champion Burst